RT-qPCR on nasopharyngeal swabs is currently the reference COVID-19 diagnosis method. We developed a multiplex RT-ddPCR assay, targeting six SARS-CoV-2 genomic regions, and evaluated it on nasopharyngeal swabs and saliva samples collected from 130 COVID-19 positive or negative ambulatory individuals, who presented symptoms suggestive of mild or moderate Sars-CoV2 infection. The 6-plex RT-ddPCR assay was shown to have 100% sensitivity on nasopharyngeal swabs and a higher sensibility than RT-qPCR on saliva (85% versus 62%). Saliva samples from 2 individuals with negative results on nasopharyngeal swabs were found to be positive. These results show that multiplex RT-ddPCR should represent an alternative and complementary tool for the diagnosis of COVID-19, in particular to control RT-qPCR ambiguous results, and its application to saliva an appropriate strategy for repetitive sampling and testing individuals for whom nasopharyngeal swabbing is not possible.